Culture and Archaeology

The Glamorgan Gwent Archeological Trust

Background of Organisation

Four regional Archaeological Trusts in Wales were established in the mid 1970's through government legislation in order to meet the growing threats to the archaeological resource . The Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust is an independent limited company with charitable status that provides a comprehensive range of archaeological advice and services to the private and public sectors in South-East Wales.

Organisational Objectives

The Trust's goal is to preserve the best of the past for the benefit of the future, whilst also educating the public in archaeology. To meet these objectives the Trust is organised into Curatorial, Contractual and Central Services Divisions.

Relevant Policies, Projects & Activities

Projects are also divided into Curatorial, Survey & Assessment and Post-excavation & Publication groups.Each year the Trust proposes projects, which are eligible for grant-aid from the "rescue archaeology vote" administered by Cadw, an executive agency of the National Assembly of Wales. For information on such project click here.

Moreover, the Trust has compiled a Glamorgan-Gwent Sites and Monuments Record (SMR), the official register of archaeological sites in South East Wales, maintained by the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust. The record holds information on over 25,000 sites in 12 local authority areas - Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan. Access is FREE to the general public.